Arsenal confirm signing of Willian on an incredible £220,000-per-week. Mikel Arteta hails a player who can make a difference for us.
Arsenal have confirmed the free signing of former Chelsea winger Willian with the Brazilian set to earn an astonishing £220,000-a-week at the Emirates Stadium.
The 32-year-old’s arrival was confirmed on the Gunners’ Twitter account on Friday morning. He signs a three-year contract and is handed the no 12 shirt.
Daily Mail revealed the incredible amount Willian will earn at his new club in the wake of 55 members of staff being made redundant this month.
Though Willian’s basic salary is lower than he earned at Chelsea, when bonuses, a signing-on fee and loyalty payments over the three years are included, it will amount to £220,000-a-week or around £35m over the course of his contract.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said: ‘I believe he’s a player that can really make a difference for us.
‘He has the experience of everything in the football world. But he still have the ambition to come here and contribute to bring the club where it belongs.
Credit: Daily Mail